How do I recreate a WINS database (wins.mdb) in on a Windows2000 Server?

I just rebooted our webserver and got a popup indicating WINS could not start due to a missing or corrupt database.  It also states that the database can be deleted and will be rebuilt the next time WINS is started.  I deleted the files in the WINS directory (as per the instructions and other posts here on EE) but I still keep getting the same error.  I am not sure if the jet*.log files were in this directly also (as they are supposed to be deleted too) but the message states these can be located by looking the location up in the registry.  Either I don't know what I should be looking for, or this information is missing from the registry.  

One other note, several other services are also not starting, which I hope is simply because they are dependent on WINS including the event logging service…

Help!
grhelmAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Do you have a recent backup?  Have you tried restoring your recent backup?
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Wonko_the_SaneCommented:
If not even the event logging service is running you probably have a bigger problem, and WINS not starting may just be a symptom rather than your issue. Of course it's hard to tell what happened here since we do not know enough. Do you have any events in the eventvwr? Of course with event logging service not running there may be nothing :)

Try to find any clues on what the root cause may be. Run chkdsk on the system partition. If possible recover the system from a backup.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I wouldn't be looking at WINS as your problem.  WINS isn't a very dependent service (meaning I cannot think of one service that actually DEPENDS ON WINS.  It has things it may depend on, but if it won't start/is generating those errors, I would be looking at the other errors first.
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grhelmAuthor Commented:
Just ran a chkdsk c: /F and everything came back fine.
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grhelmAuthor Commented:
So, what do I look at first?
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grhelmAuthor Commented:
When I try to restart the Event Log service, the error I get is:
Error 1075: The dependency service does not exists or has been marked for deletion.

Thing is, when I look at the properties of the EV service, it does NOT have any dependecies???
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Can you post a screen shot of the services list sorted by Automatic?  It sounds like one or two key services are not started (frankly, from the sounds of it, I'm not sure how you're even in windows at all).
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grhelmAuthor Commented:
Here are two screen shots.  Let me know if this is what you wanted.  

Thanks!
services1.JPG
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grhelmAuthor Commented:
In looking at the registry entry for the event log service, it shows rundll32 as a dependency, but the Rundll 32 service is running...  (I also tried deleting this dependency in the registry with no luck.)
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Go down the list and try to restart EVERY service that is listed as Automatic but NOT started.  ESPECIALLY Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

After you run through the list, do it a second time (assuming ANY service starts the first time).  Some services that start the first time might make others startable the second time.

(Consider a reboot - and for the sake of time, consider restoring to a recent backup).

See also:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839089
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grhelmAuthor Commented:
Okay, tried that, nothing 'automatic' started.

I'll try the MS support resolution next...

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grhelmAuthor Commented:
No dependency on  LanmanWorkstation.  

BITS is dependent upon the RpcSs, SENS, and WMI services, which is what the MS Solutions indicates is correct.  So, no luck with this one either.

Which brings me to your last suggestion, restore.  I don't have any recent backups. (I know, bad move and no excuse.)

Any other ideas, other than reinstall Windows...
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Couple more things you can try.  They seem logical to me, but I've not seen of or heard of a system in quite as bad shape as yours before (I don't think I've ever seen a system with the event log not working).

I'd suggest creating a Server 2000 SP4 install CD (using nLite) if you don't already have one and run SFC /SCANNOW on the C: drive.  Then consider reviewing this, pending results:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279754
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
But consider - if you only have data on this system and it's not a DC, it may well be faster to just reinstall than to keep spending time troubleshooting.
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grhelmAuthor Commented:
It just seems strange that so many other things are still working fine...  

It is a DC, but the only box in the domain.  (It hosts several websites and is located in the DMZ of our network, so it does not talk to anything on our LAN.)  I really don't want to reinstall, but that may be the way I have to go.  I'll need to copy off all the data before I do this, so it probably won't be until tomorrow before I can start working on this again.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
any result from sfc /scannow
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grhelmAuthor Commented:
Sfc /scannow didn't show any errors.  It did ask for the Windows2000 CD so it could load the dll cache, but it ran all the way through and didn't report anything. (Unless it wrote it's results to a file that I need to look at??)
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grhelmAuthor Commented:
Okay, seems the server is out of commission, even though it seems to be "running" fine, is pingable and I can even access it via PCAnywhere.  I went ahead and just moved the websites to another server (that we already had up and running) and then just changed the DNS to point to this other server.  I'm not sure why I did not think to do this first instead of spend half the weekend trying to fix this thing...
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grhelmAuthor Commented:
Would have preferred another way to fix this, but it is my own fault for not having a backup.
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